If a person dies before performing obligatory Hajj or if one vowed to perform Hajj but died before fulfilling one’s vow, his heir must assign someone to perform Hajj on behalf of the deceased. All the sequential expenses in this regard must be paid out of the deceased’s property, as indeed must be any debts left by him.
Ibn Abbas narrates that a woman from the tribe of Johainah came to the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) (PBUH) and said: “My mother had vowed to perform Hajj but she died before fulfilling her vow, should I perform Hajj on her behalf?” The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Yes, perform Hajj on her behalf. Would you not pay off any debts your mother might have left behind upon her death? Pay off what you owe to Allah, for He is most deserving of settlement of His debt.” Bukhari – This hadith underlines the obligation of performing Hajj on behalf of a deceased person. Whether or not he leaves a will to this effect (it is a kind of debt for the deceased). All debts left by the deceased must be settled, just as all other financial obligations such as Zakah, atonement or a vow transacted by the deceased has to be fulfilled.
In case the wealth is insufficient to cover both the cost of Hajj (by the substitute) and settlement of the deceased’s debts, the expense of Hajj must be paid first, as the Prophet (PBUH) said: “Allah is most deserving that His debt be paid back.”
Imam Malik says: “A person may perform Hajj on behalf of the deceased only if the deceased leaves a will to that effect. If the deceased leaves no such will, then a Hajj on his behalf may not be performed, for this worship involves, more than anything else, physical exertion and struggle and as such, no other person can replace or substitute another person. If a deceased makes a will regarding it, then Hajj may be performed, meeting all its cost from out of one third of the share of his heritage.”
If someone has the ability to perform Hajj but afterwards he is unable to perform it due sickness or old age, he must arrange for someone else to perform on his behalf, for he may never be able to do it himself. In this respect, such a person is very much like the deceased, hence the permission for him to choose his substitute in Hajj.
This is based on a hadith reported by Al-Fadl Ibn Abbas, who says: “A women of Khatha’am said, “O Prophet of Allah! Allah has prescribed Hajj for His servants. (Now that) I am grown up, I find that my father is an old man, and he cannot ride on the camel (for long). Should I perform Hajj on his behalf?” The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Yes”. This happened during the Farewell Hajj. Reported by the Group. Tirmidhi considers it a sound hadith with a sound chain.
Some scholars like In Mubarak ans Ash-Shafi “I say that it is permissible for an old man, who is unable to perform Hajj on his own, to arrange for a substitute to do it on his behalf.” The above hadith also lends support to the view that, both for a man or a woman, it is quite permissible to perform Hajj on behalf of another man or woman. There is nothing against this in the Qura’an or Hadith.
If a sick person recovers after someone has performed Hajj on his behalf, he will be considered as having performed his obligatory duty, and he will not be required to repeat it, for it would imply the obligation of performing two obligatory pilgrimages (rather than one). This is Imam Ahmed’s view. The majority of scholars are, however, of the view that such a substituted hajj will not suffice a man to absolve him of his obligation. His recovery shows that his case was not really hopeless (and he should therefore repeat it), for the decisive factor in this respect is cessation of illness and restoration of his health.
Before performing Hajj on behalf of someone else, a person must have performed his own Hajj. This is based on the hadith in which Ibn Abbas narrates that the Prophet (PBUH) heard a man saying: “O Allah! Here I am in response to Your call on behalf of Shabrumah.” The Prophet (PBUH) asked him: “Have you performed your own Hajj?” He replied: “No” whereupon the Prophet (PBUH) told him: “You must perform Hajj on your own behalf first, and then for Shabrumah.” EAbu Daw’ud and Ibn Majah. Al-Baihaqi says: “Its chain of authorities is sound, and in this regard it is the most genuine report.”
In the light of what have mentioned above and according to what Allah said: “Help ye one another in righteousness and piety” Al-Ma’aedah 2. We appreciate that for most people the Hajj is a hard-earned trip made only once in a lifetime. We at EasyHajj Society regard the pilgrims as honoured guests rather than mere customers. For many people the Hajj means a new beginning. Therefore we have endeavoured to provide a Hajj package specially designed for Hajj El-Baddal to encourage pilgrims to re-organise their lives according to Islamic principles.
EasyHajj Society has provided all the facilities needed to ensure that the person chosen to undertake Hajj El-Badal satisfy all the religious requirements and must discharge the obligation in such manner that would fulfil the Islamic requirements relevant to this undertaking. EasyHajj Society will issue a certificate stating the fact that the proxy has fulfilled his/her obligations. The certificate will be witnessed and signed by two trusted Muslims.
Cost of Hajj El-Baddal is 4500 Saudi Riyals (£750) OR equivalent to foreign currency and this includes: Hajj Permission, Bank draft, Accommodation in Makkah, Mina, Arafat, Muzdalifah, Transportation, Food and Hady (Qurbani).
If you wish to take part in saving for the next hajj trip. There is NO interest and NO added charge for taking part. For example, from now until Hajj (at the time of writing), there are 8 months remaining. If you are choosing our package, for these 8 months, you can make 8 consecutive deposits of £449 (once a month into our bank account, notifying us of when you have done so, we will keep a record of this (please keep all bank receipts!)). This would total in the £3599, with a bit of spare change left over! (That’s as little as £112/week, just over £16 /day) which could make saving for hajj a whole lot easier.
For many Hajj can be an expensive trip even if it is a once in a lifetime trip. This is why it is so important to plan well ahead financially. If you are careful with your finances and perhaps give up some material comforts, you can easily save enough money to cover all the costs involved in Hajj.
For example giving up cigarettes for a year, depending on how much you smoke can save you up to £1000 a year as well as your health, which is a gift from Allah. Other comforts including chocolate, newspapers or even holidays can be put aside for just one year of your life to be replaced by a once in a lifetime journey.
Islam prescribes that all financially and physically capable Muslims perform a pilgrimage to Makkah once in a lifetime. Besides commanding his/her companions to perform it, the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam) advised them to prepare for it (including finances), and taught them the specific way in which each of the rituals involved was to be performed.
Muslims prepare for it as if they were leaving this world altogether. First, they have to pay off their debts including the zakat due on their wealth; to return whatever was given them in trust; and have enough savings to bear the expenses of the journey (such as travel, Hajj tax, and lodging) and the sacrifice (of an animal). Besides this, they also have to provide for their families and dependents during their absence. They must have earned and saved enough to cover these expenses. No Hajj is valid if it is performed “on credit.” Every Muslim must make Hajj a priority and plan to perform it as soon as possible at least once in a lifetime.
If a person plans to perform Hajj in 2 years, assuming Hajj costs today of 305000/-TK per person, then the person needs to put aside and invest 305000/-TK per day or invest annually 305000/-TK , quarterly 305000/-TK or monthly305000/-TK The intending pilgrim may consider investing little more than these amounts to cover rising costs or lower investment return. For a husband and wife, simply multiply these amounts by two.
As Muslims are strongly discouraged to incur debt, this approach of savings, investing and spending on future needs can also be used for other purposes such as saving for a car, college education, child’s marriage, and Umrah.
It is wise to begin saving early and as such we at Easy Hajj have set up a saving scheme on behalf of our customers. Through weekly, monthly or even quarterly installments by standing order or direct debit, pilgrims can build up their Hajj fund with Easy Hajj.
our contract is with easyHajj Ltd. Below are details of your and our obligations under the agreement. Please read them carefully. When you make the booking and we accept it, a legal binding is made.
- Payment of Deposit
When we receive your completed Booking Form accompanied by the full payment, we will send you our Confirmation Invoice. There will be no contract between us until the Confirmation invoice has been sent and it acts as our acceptance of the booking in accordance with the contract outlined in this fair Trading Agreement which is subject to English Law and Jurisdiction.
- If We Change Your Booking
As you will appreciate, your pilgrimage arrangements are planned many months in advance and on rare occasions it may be necessary to make modifications to them and we reserve the right to make such changes at anytime. In the majority of cases such changes will be minor but if they are of a more substantial nature we will do our best to advise you prior to your departure.
- Our Responsibility
You will appreciate that many people and companies over whom EasyHajj Ltd. have no control are involved in the planning and provision of your pilgrimage. EasyHajj Ltd. has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the suppliers of services provided are of an acceptable standard.
We cannot accept any liability for any delay in your flight to or from the UK whether the cancellation or delay is caused by adverse weather conditions, rescheduling of times by the airline, the airport authorities and / or the action of air traffic controllers, mechanical breakdown, strike or action, industrial action or otherwise.
However, in certain circumstances you may be able to make a claim under your travel insurance policy.
* We do not offer any travel insurance but we recommended that you should consider taking travel insurance for your trip prior to your departure.
- What You Must Know
When you receive your tickets, you must check them carefully and notify us immediately if you think any details are inaccurate. We are not liable to you for any problems which may arise if you do not advise us.
You must ensure that you have fully complied with any travel health requirements, such as vaccinations.
Although we provide religious guides, we stress you are responsible for the proper performance of your pilgrimage. You must ensure that you are fully aware of all the rituals of the pilgrimage and how to perform them.
You must not behave in a way which causes distress, injury or annoyance to others or creates risk of danger or damage to property. If you do so, you may be evicted from your hotel or apartment and therefore we have no liability to you. We will not refund any portion of the cost of your pilgrimage.
- Brochure Information
We have compiled the information in this brochure as accurately as possible. However, since we include so much detail and since the brochure is prepared up to 12 months in advance there may be occasions when an advertised facility may be altered or withdrawn for reasons outside our control during your own particular pilgrimage e.g. planned ziyarat may be changed; or room furniture and facilities may differ during the peak Hajj periods. It is important to bear in mind that your expectations of the pilgrimage must be reasonable and must be based on what we have said to you in this brochure. We do not accept any liability for any disappointment which you may feel as a result of unrealistic expectations.
All our accommodation in apartments and hotels are on shared basis – no individual rooms. The information relating to the hotels have been taken from the hotel brochures and have not been verified fully by EasyHajj Ltd. All hotel rooms have private bathrooms, the size of the rooms are usually smaller than those in Europe. The star rating is our own rating; it indicates the high standard of hotel offered by us.
- If You Change Your Booking
If after your booking has been accepted you wish to transfer to a different pilgrimage within this brochure, change departure date or alter any detail on the booking form we shall do our utmost to satisfy your requirements. However, an alteration fee of £50 per person will be charged.
- If You Cancel Your Pilgrimage
Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel your booking once it has been accepted, a valid cancellation can only be made if you give written instructions direct to us. The instructions must be signed by the person who signed the booking form. If you cancel, a cancellation charge will apply; depending upon the number of days prior to departure EasyHajj Ltd. receives your notice of cancellation: The following table is the break down of the (Days Prior to Departure Date Written Advice of Cancellation Received) and (Amount You Must Pay)
|More than 60 days||£100.00||45 to 59 days||20% of total pilgrimage cost|
|30 to 44 days||30% of total pilgrimage cost||15 to 29 days||50% of total pilgrimage cost|
|7 to 14 days||80% of total pilgrimage cost||0 to 6 days||90% of total pilgrimage cost|
- If You Have a Problem
In the very unlikely event of there being something not to your liking whilst you are on the pilgrimage that is in our direct control you must report immediately. This will give your representative an opportunity to correct the matter so that it does not spoil your pilgrimage. Unless there is a valid reason why you fail to report your complaint to our representative then we will not consider ourselves to be liable in respect of complaints which were not registered in reports. Your pilgrimage enjoyment is our prime consideration.
- No Surcharges
We guarantee there will be no surcharges added to the cost of your pilgrimage.